The Short Seller
Elissa Brent Weissman (Author)
DescriptionLook out Wall Street--Lindy Sachs is about to make some serious cash. A twelve-year-old takes on the stock market in this money-minded middle grade novel. It all starts when seventh grader Lindy Sachs is granted $100 and access to her father's online trading account as a way to alleviate her boredom while she's home sick from school. Lindy learns something immediately--she is very, very good at e-trading. Her $100 becomes $200. Then $400. And more. With trading talent and access to her parents' savings, the opportunity to make some real dough is too tempting to pass up. In fact, given how well Lindy's stocks are doing, it would be a disservice to not invest it all... Right?
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
May 07, 2013
5.7 X 1.2 X 8.3 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Elissa Brent Weissman is the author of The Short Seller, Nerd Camp, Nerd Camp 2.0, Standing for Socks, The Trouble with Mark Hopper, and the editor of Our Story Begins. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit her at EBWeissman.com.
"What a fun novel and a great way to get kids excited about the power of math in the real world! The protagonist, Lindy, evolves from math-phobic child to stock market whiz kid, learning that math is much more than a class at school; it's key to making money. All of this in a book that is fun and energetic and filled with relatable characters. Inspiring kids to see the value in math is one of my passions, and Elissa Brent Weissman has hit the nail on the head with The Short Seller."--Danica McKellar, actress and New York Times Bestselling author (Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math)